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The Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Celebrates 20+ Years of Funded Research

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  • Linda L. Pierce PhD CNS RN CRRN FAHA,

    Professor, Corresponding author
      pierce@utoledo.edu
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    • Linda L. Pierce, PhD CNS RN CRRN FAHA, is a professor at University of Toledo in Toledo, OH. She also was Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Chair between 2006 and 2008.

  • Pamala D. Larsen PhD RN CRRN FNGNA

    Associate Dean and Professor, Corresponding author
      plarsen3@ix.netcom.com
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    • Pamala D. Larsen, PhD RN CRRN FNGNA, is an associate dean and professor at Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, University of Wyoming, in Laramie, WY, and is 2008–2010 Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation Chair.


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Abstract

The history and trajectory of the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF), the research arm of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, is presented in this article. From 1988 through 2008, 52 RNF research grants have been awarded to 49 researchers. Since 1995, this research award program has been guided by the Rehabilitation Nursing Research Agenda. Funded studies have varied in focus from pediatrics to geriatrics, to specific chronic conditions, and to administrative and management issues, providing a basis for the development of rehabilitation nursing science. Strategies for successful RNF grant writing are also included in this article.

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